Elite Clubs National League (ECNL) and the World Football Academy USA are announcing a collaboration to further coaching development and education in the top youth female development league in the world.
The collaboration will include educational seminars held over the next 18 months to provide specialized information for ECNL coaches in periodisation concepts to maximize long-term development of youth athletes. The seminars will be put on by world renowned football expert Raymond Verheijen, founder of the World Football Academy.
The Elite Club National League is a non-profit member-based organization founded in 2009 to enchance the developmental experience of the female youth soccer players in the United States. They improve the competitive environment, the process for identifying elite female soccer player for the U.S.Soccer and they also improve the daily training environment at top female youth soccer clubs.
They want to change the landscape for elite female soccer players in the United States.
“This collaboration is major milestone in the development of football,” said WFA Founder Raymond Verheijen. “It paves the way for the female game in United States to become a role model that the rest of the world can follow. To set the standards in developing top fit teams that are injury free. There is, of course, a lot of work to be done and we are excited about the opportunity to help the top youth female development league in the world raise their bar”
The first ECNL / WFA seminar will be a one-day event held February 3, 2015 at Rutgers University in New Jersey. More detailed information on how to register to attend will be made available on the ECNL website, in the coming weeks. Additional offerings will be announced in the coming months.
You can read more about this collaboration here.